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Old 10-27-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Wisdom teeth and punch resistsance...dumb question, sorry...

Sorry if this is asinine or common-sense...

I just had all four wisdom teeth removed this morning (a week before turning 28...they recommended doing it ASAP because apparently trying to remove them in your thirties if they get impacted gets very difficult due to the gradual lifelong hardening of the bones, and runs the risk of leaving you permanently facially deformed the longer you wait) - two of them slightly impacted.

I always took a hell of a punch, or any other blunt force trauma to the head (doors, walls, even cement stairs all just sort of bounced me away with at the most a quick white flash and some dizziness...never full consciousness loss in my life).

If my plans to get back into boxing and hopefully compete shake out, will my punch resistance be considerably reduced now, compared to if I'd gotten my start years ago like the original plan was?

It seems to me like it is a lot less dense mass in the jaw area, so it would almost have to have some sort of impact on how well you take a blow.

Is that even a factor in why much younger fighters (late teens and early twenties) take a bit of a better shot, or am I just barking up the wrong tree here?

I've got a lot of regrets as it is about procrastinating my ring dreams for so long...knowing that not only my athletic prime but my good "chin" years may have been squandered would just be one extra dash of bitterness...especially if I wind up now getting put to sleep by jabs.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Your plans to get back in boxing? How much planning does it take, join a ****ing gym
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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Your plans to get back in boxing? How much planning does it take, join a ****ing gym
Yeah, regular income would help with those fees.

I'm sort of between employment.

Priorities in chronological order are:

1) Steady, secure job.
2) Get fit in the meantime (my mom already bought a YMCA membership for me along with one for my autistic kid brother so he can have a male figure to set an example for him, FWIW).
3) Research the local boxing gyms and join the best one.
4) Get ranked as the #1 SMW by the Ring...maybe with a quick gold-medal pit-stop at London first.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:40 PM   #4
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There should be a study done. Graphs and everything. Is there a positive correlation between wisdom tooth reduction and punch resistance? I wonder how easily one could find out whether or not fighters of the past had their wisdom teeth with a bit of research.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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There should be a study done. Graphs and everything. Is there a positive correlation between wisdom tooth reduction and punch resistance? I wonder how easily one could find out whether or not fighters of the past had their wisdom teeth with a bit of research.
I can't tell if you're making fun of me or actually find this interesting.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #6
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I can't tell if you're making fun of me or actually find this interesting.

No I actually do find it interesting haha. There are so many assumptions, myths, ingrained traditional practices, and blurry lines between physical and psychological training in boxing that I am intrigued by new insights into semi-intangibles such as power, speed, and chin. If decreasing the density or mass from wisdom teeth in your jaw contributes, then that's one step closer to figuring out what makes fighters tick!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:24 PM   #7
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oh I hope not I just got 3 wisdom teeth removed few weeks ago.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:27 PM   #8
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oh I hope not I just got 3 wisdom teeth removed few weeks ago.
Before reading this had you given any thought to how different it might feel taking hits to the lower part of your head?(obviously after you fully heal)
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:59 AM   #9
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For what it's worth, my denist a few years back suggested having my wisdom teeth removed, as there were no problems at the time, but they could possibly create some.

He was originally an army denist, and we got chatting about training, and then onto boxing, and he said that getting my wisdom teeth out would actually strengthen up my jaw and allow it to fuse together properly, as wisdom teeth get in the way.

Now, mind you, i dont know if he was just saying that to round up bussiness or if it is actually true.

Going by what he said, having them removed would make your jaw stronger, as in less likely to break. I don't know how it would affect your ability to take a shot though.
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I just got four removed yesterday
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #11
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I just got 4 of mine removed yesterday morning
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #12
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Your wisdom teeth don't have anything to do with punch resistance, I guarantee that.
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I got 7 removed 2 years ago
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